Color them

If I color them annoying, others might view them as annoying.
If I color them infuriating, others might view them as infuriating.
If I color them as nuisances others might view them as nuisances.


Or what will most likely happen is that others will view me as an annoying, infuriating nuisance.


Because other people can see what I can’t always see. They can see that uncolored, left to present themselves without my help, the truth. The unjaded truth.


The truth that they are good.
The truth that they are loveable.
The truth they they want to be loved unconditionally.
The truth that they are experts.
The truth that they are caring.
The truth that they are pure.
The truth that they are empathetic.
The truth that they are brave.
The truth that they are passionate.


There are many many more truths about my kids. And yours.


I have spent too much time coloring my kids in a way that doesn’t represent the positive truths about them.


And I’m sorry. And I’m trying to change.


I’m trying to change before I color them so much that I can’t even see who they were before I started. I don’t want my kids to be like me. And I don’t want my kids to be like I often color them to be.

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2 thoughts on “Color them

  1. This words perfectly how I’ve also felt. Why do we seem to thrive on “coloring” them in ugly shades sometimes?? I have been convicted about, felt guilty over, and regretted some of the things that have come out of my mouth about my children, as if they are not my own flesh and blood and relying on me to help them succeed in this world…. thanks for reminding me.

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  2. Great post, Jenny! They really are each a special creation by God to whom they belong, but He has placed them in our care. When I lost Kevin, I realized that he really belonged to God, not to me, and that among all the people in the world, He loaned Kevin to me, but only for a while. When we see them through God’s eyes, they are each so unique. But God understands our feelings of being overwhelmed and frustrated. He created us too!

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